A – Times Educational Supplement (UK)

"A tightly plotted, fast-paced adventure with engaging and humourous characters....When the action kicks off -- kidnappings, shoot-outs with pirates, cloud cat attacks -- Oppel's skill is to maintain tension by piling on twist after twist as events unfold. Airborn's action is underscored by Matt's memories of his dead father, which add thoughtfulness and depth to the book."

– Times Educational Supplement (UK)